National Disability and Carers Advisory Council

The National Disability and Carers Advisory Council (the Council) was a Federal Government election commitment.

Purpose

The Council will provide advice on issues of strategic importance in relation to the disability and carer sectors, and will focus on driving the implementation of the overarching National Disability Strategy (NDS), the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services, and proposed reforms to disability employment.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference were agreed at the inaugural meeting of the Council held on 14 December 2016, and updated at the 14 November 2017 and 30 October 2018 Council meetings.

Membership

National Disability and Carers Advisory Council members

Image: National Disability and Carers Advisory Council members.

The Council will be Co-Chaired by the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, and a respected disability, carer or industry leader.

The membership of the Council includes representatives from industry and services sectors, non-government organisations, disability sector experts, people with disability and carers. The Council incorporates representatives from a range of backgrounds and members are drawn from every state and territory.

Membership List:

  1. Hon Sarah Henderson MP (Co-Chair)
  2. Mr Nigel Webb (Co-Chair)
  3. Ms Donna Bain
  4. Ms Nell Brown
  5. Mr Paul Coates
  6. Ms Jennifer Cullen
  7. Mr Wilhelm Harnisch
  8. Ms Christine Kerr
  9. Mr Harrison Kirkwood
  10. Mr Greg Madson
  11. Ms Jessica May
  12. Ms Teresa Pilbeam
  13. Mr Frank Quinlan
  14. Ms Gayle Rankine
  15. Ms Sally Sinclair
  16. Mr Martin Stokie
  17. Mr Steve Vitone

Communiqués for the meeting of the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council

The National Disability and Carers Advisory Council – Easy Read Messages

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